Pre-event notes, schedule

Event: Pomona

KRAGEN O'REILLY AUTO PARTS NHRA WINTERNATIONALS FACT SHEET

WHAT: 51st annual Kragen O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline, the first of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories -- Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock -- earn points leading to 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships. NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011 and will pay homage to the evolution of the hot rod and honor its legendary racers as well as the sport's current stars.

WHERE: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north on Fairplex drive.

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 24-27

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Feb. 24

LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying begins at 8:15 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying at 1 p.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 25

LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, Feb. 26

LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations begin at 8:15 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES qualifying 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 27

Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

FULL THROTTLE SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

TELEVISION:

Saturday, Feb. 26, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise two hours of qualifying coverage at 11 p.m. (ET).

Sunday, Feb. 27, ESPN2 and ESPN2HD will televise three hours of eliminations coverage starting at 7 p.m. (ET).

SATELLITE (Digital HD feed):

2010 EVENT WINNERS: Larry Dixon, Top Fuel; John Force, Funny Car; Mike Edwards, Pro Stock.

MOST WINTERNATIONALS VICTORIES: Bob Glidden, 7 (Pro Stock); John Force, 5 (Funny Car); Don Garlits, 5 (Top Fuel); Warren Johnson, 5 (Pro Stock); Don Prudhomme, 5 (4 Funny Car, 1 Top Fuel); Greg Anderson, 4 (Pro Stock); Larry Dixon, 4 (Top Fuel).

TICKETS: For tickets call (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available online at www.NHRATIX.com.

GENERAL ADMISSION (includes pit pass) - Thursday: Adult, $28; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Friday: Adult, $33; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Saturday: Adult, $53; Junior (6-12 years), $10. Sunday: Adult, $53; Junior (6-12 years) $10. Children (5 years & under), admitted free in general admission and pit access areas each day.

RESERVED SEATS (includes pit pass) - Friday: Adult, $43; Junior (6-12 years), $15; Child (5 years & under), $10. Saturday: Adult, $65; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years & under), $10. Sunday: Adult, $65; Junior (6-12 years), $20; Child (5 years & under), $10.

-source: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Warren Johnson , John Force , Greg Anderson , Bob Glidden , Don Garlits , Don Prudhomme , Mike Edwards
Tags nhra, pomona, winternationals